What are the fastest growing careers in Manufacturing?
Manufacturing careers include jobs in working with materials and equipment to make or maintain products.
Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Manufacturing career cluster with substantial job demand.
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics: Projected Job Growth: 10.50%
Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.
- Recycling and Reclamation Workers: Projected Job Growth: 6.63%
Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.
- Food Batchmakers: Projected Job Growth: 5.60%
Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.
- Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders: Projected Job Growth: 4.93%
Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.
- Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: Projected Job Growth: 4.71%
Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
- Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks: Projected Job Growth: 4.65%
Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.
- Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters: Projected Job Growth: 4.61%
Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.
- Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Projected Job Growth: 4.45%
Set up, operate, or tend spraying or rolling machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Includes painters of transportation vehicles such as painters in auto body repair facilities.
- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers: Projected Job Growth: 4.44%
Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General: Projected Job Growth: 4.24%
Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.
This list was developed to provide meaningful information, so only occupations with a minimum number of available jobs were included.